Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
petraeus. president obama accepted his resignation as cia director yesterday. petraeus cited an extra marital affair as the reason for stepping down. joining me now is cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly. suzanne, good morning. i know you've had a busy couple of days here. so, how is the intelligence community processing this? have they made any sense of it yet? >> i think it will take days for that, randi, for a couple of reasons. just a shot here in washington. if you had polled the top minds in washington a week ago and asked them about david petraeus, they would be more likely to talk about future career ambitions than what was going on outside his marriage. that was such a stunner yesterday. not only did david petraeus step down as head of the cia, but admitted to doing so in a letter that he wrote to employees at the cia and i think, you know, processing sort of the shock of that is one part of this, but the other part that we're going to really focus on in the coming week is finding out more of those details, particularly the timing of this. if there was an fbi investi
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am EST
cia director two days ago after admitting to having an extramarital affair. now we know from a u.s. official that the affair came to light during an investigation into e-mails sent by petraeus's biographer paula broadwell. we also have a better timeline. james clapper was informed tuesday evening. the president was told thursday, hours before his face-to-face meeting with general petraeus. there are still questions about why congressional leaders weren't told until friday. but let's get back to general petraeus. an official tells cnn that james clapper encouraged petraeus to step down after learning of the affair. joining me now is rejeve from "the washington post." good morning to you. do you think general would have step dound if clapper hadn't suggested it? >> good morning, randi. i think pe tratraeus faced withs investigation, faced with officials understanding what has occurred between him and his biographer paula broadwell was left with little choice. with everything i know, i think that resignation would have been something he likely would have suggested himself as well. >>
Nov 10, 2012 3:00am PST
fbi does not as a matter of routine look into the affairs of cia officers. >> has taken down a four-star general. but daved petraeus' resignation may be the tip of a bigger secret. >>> the new majority. the women's choice. battling over voting rights. tuesday morning taught new lessons and we'll put what we learned in focus. >> they should be held accountable over their. >> who is to blame for the loss of power that has now gone on for nearly two weeks? >>> it is saturday, november 10th, good morning, everyone.um >> i'm victor blackwell. >> we start with the shocking revelation from general david petraeus. he resigned from his post citing an extra marital affair but a hard pill for the president to swallow. >> i was told that general petraeus submitted this letter of resignation yesterday and that obama agonized over this for the last 24 hours. did not want to sign it, did not want to accept it but petraeus urged him. >> he got the letter a day ago and the president didn't want to accept it? >> he admitted to offer his resignation and the president reluctantly accepted it on friday.
Nov 17, 2012 7:00am EST
] ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. >>> david petraeus, the former head of the cia now acknowledges what many americans expected all along the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, was an act of terrorism. four people were killed in nat attack. lawmakers were meeting behind closed doors to review what was known about the attack. petraeus appeared yesterday to brief members of the intelligence committees gathered by the u.s. lawmakers afterward reported publicly on some of what he told them. cnn contributor and former fbi assistant director tom fuentes is extremely knowledgeable about how this kind of investigation can unfold and how it can change over time. he joins us this morning from washington. good morning. what do you make of david petraeus' appearance on the hill. did lawmakers get the answers they were looking for? >> i think they got many of the answers. it is hard to unravel that entire incident in just a short period of time. so, it make take more explanations in a wider group of officials to come in and comment on it. but, you know, so much has been made
Nov 17, 2012 3:00am PST
important as the director of the cia at the incident was important he testified. i think it was important for our country, our intelligence community and for general petraeus and his family to bring closures to the issues bothering him. one of the issues a lot of people were putting out that, in fact, he resigned so he wouldn't have to testify about benghazi. that is ridiculous. he stated today that was not the case. >> that was just some of the verbal fireworks from this week. much more on benghazi and hearings next hour. i'll talk with the former fbi director how he handled the issue. >>> setting the scene in israel. the battle is heating up there between israel and hamas. we'll look at the fire power in play. ♪two of a kind ♪for your information ♪we're two of a kind ♪two of a kind ♪it's my observation ♪we're two of a kind ♪like peas in a pod ♪and birds of a feather ♪alone or together you'll find ♪that we are two-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, of a kind♪ well that was uncalled for. folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy, ronny?
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am EST
broadwell was sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to the cia director that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. now, that second woman hasn't been identified, and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are. going out about the timeline of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. a senior u.s. intelligence official tells the cnn that the fbi informed the director of national intelligence james clapper about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close and director clapper as a friending colleague, fellow officer, and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house on wednesday and then, of course, the president and general petraeus met and that's when, in fact, his resignatio